The death toll from clashes between South Sudan security forces and armed civilians in the north-central Warrap state has risen to 127.
A South Sudanese army spokesman says at least 127 people have been killed in heavy fighting between armed civilians and government forces in the state of Warap.
At least 32 others were injured over the weekend when soldiers clashed with civilians refusing to be disarmed as part of a peace agreement.
Among the dead are 82 civilians and 45 soldiers, army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said in a statement.
The death toll has risen sharply since Tuesday, when the United Nations placed the number of dead at about 70.
Clashes erupted on Sunday when soldiers of the South Sudan People’s Defence Force tried to disarm civilians in the town of Tonj as part of a recent peace agreement, according to James Mabior, the town’s councillor.